Have you gone outside to find your vehicle plastered with slices of American cheese?
While having cheese thrown at your vehicle sounds annoying but ultimately harmless, it can actually damage your car!
Jerryhas all the details on this strange phenomenon, and what to do to protect yourself in the event of an unexpected cheesing.
Taking "say cheese" to a new level
Jalopnikreports that in this trendy TikTok challenge, people throw cheese at unsuspecting passersby, or leave slices on stationary vehicles for bewildered owners to later find.
While this might be funny to some, those receiving the cheese are not so thrilled. Not only is it a hazard that can
distract driversand even obscure their vision, the cheese can melt and create a sticky mess.
If you know your cheeses, there are more acidic ones that could eat away at the finish on your car’s paint, and if the melted cheese is left long enough to harden, it could be hard to remove.
Ohio and Texas neighborhoods especially cheesed
Others haven’t been so lucky, reporting paint damage to their vehicles. In these instances, apprehended offending parties could be charged with vandalism, criminal mischief, or disorderly conduct. According to
Philly Voice, this is what happened to two Pennsylvania teens when they targeted a home and two cars with the prank.
How to best protect yourself
News of the cheesings has been spread by pictures posted on social media, and if it happens to you, we would definitely recommend documenting it if you can. Worst case scenario, this could help your case if you needed to make an
insurance claimrelating to any damage from the bothersome trend.
Speaking of insurance, it's always important to take measures to protect yourself and your vehicle with quality
car insurance, even when there aren’t any cheese-related threats involved.
While you can't control how others act, you can protect yourself from being financially liable for their actions.
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